Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner. During this time, people often sabotage the hard work they put in all year by indulging a little too much and neglecting to find time to exercise. But this year can be different, because the December issue of FitnessRx for Women is the ultimate guide to a healthy holiday season! Too busy to work out? We’ve got several time-saving full-body workouts. Want to enjoy holiday eating without gaining weight? Our holiday diet program may actually help you lose weight— and you won’t feel like you’re missing out on those delicious holiday foods. Intrigued? Read on!
Between parties, shopping and seeing relatives, in addition to your regular hectic schedule, it’s easy to put your workouts on the back burner during the holiday season. But you can have your fruitcake and stay fit, too! How? With a little holiday miracle called high-intensity interval training! In “Holiday HIIT with 2013 IFBB Bikini Olympia Champion Ashley Kaltwasser,” our December cover model demonstrates our comprehensive HIIT program. The time-saving, metabolism-boosting resistance and cardio workouts will have you in and out of the gym in just 30 minutes! In addition, find out the best ways to beat holiday stress and tips for getting the most out of the workout!
Are you traveling this holiday season? Elastic bands are perfect for an on-the-go workout— or any time you’re limited on time and space! In “Fit to Go: A Do-Anywhere Workout You Can Take on Vacation,” IFBB Bikini Pro Carolina Silva demonstrates a 30-minute full-body, cardio and resistance training program that will burn fat and get your heart pumping. Plus several studies have shown that elastic bands are an excellent alternative for lean muscle growth, especially when you can’t get to the gym to use free weights or machines. Check out the feature for the program and tips for eating healthy on the go.
To shape a svelte, sexy, strong body, you’ll need to get in touch with your inner athlete. Think the Williams sisters, Hope Solo, Karina Smirnoff… or IFBB Bikini Pro Vanessa Campbell. In “Get Tight Curves with IFBB Bikini Pro Vanessa Campbell,” Vanessa demonstrates a butt-shaping, ab-toning, fat-blasting workout, and shares her tips for achieving great glutes and flat abs. It’s a combination of plyometrics, resistance training and intense cardio, so get ready to tighten your glutes, tone your abs and blast fat! This is how Vanessa developed her fit feminine physique, and you can too!
The words “holiday” and “diet” don’t typically go together. In fact, all too often we indulge without limits during the holiday season. In “Holiday Diet: Eat All You Want, Burn Fat Like Crazy and Stay Healthy,” learn how to have a healthy diet this holiday season without feeling like you’re depriving yourself. Over the last few years, scientists have been identifying strategies to minimize fat production and maximize fat-burning potential. Follow our comprehensive diet, recipes and tips and tricks, and you can actually lose weight this holiday season!
Come on, ladies— let’s make this year different. Do you want to start 2014 regretting all the mistakes you made during the holidays? If not, use our workouts and diet plan in the December issue to guide you through a healthy holiday season! As usual, the rest of the issue is packed with the latest scientifically backed research to help you tone up, blast fat and get lean. So be sure to pick up the December issue for a healthy and fit holiday season!